The brand new Augusta abalone processing facility has been completed ahead of schedule, with Ocean Grown Abalone managing director Brad Adams being handed the keys by Ben Heah of Big Ben Builders (BBB) on May 31. The purpose built facility is a single storey seafood and storage building located at the Augusta Boat Harbour.
A site meeting was held for the handover, with Adams and Heah joined by architects Cameron Chisolm Nickoll, and OGA's Ian Ricciardi on a walking inspection through inspection of the facility. The group worked on plans for the fit out of the building, which will happen over the next four weeks.
"We were impressed with BBB who finished ahead of schedule," said Mr Adams.
"BBB employed only Augusta and South West locals and engaged several South West businesses.
"OGA will commence the abalone processing fit out this month and should be operational in the coming months. We are looking forward to streamlining our processing capabilities to meet global demand for our greenlips."